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thailand, president obama said sunday the u.s. while working to de-escalate the situation and end the fighting would stand behind its ally. >> we're fully supportive of israel's right to defend itself from missiles landing on people's homes, workplaces and potentially killing and we'll continue to support israeli's right to support itself. >> eliot: a poll said that 57% support israel's israel. egypt is serving as an intermediary in the ongoing talks vicinity's president told reporters if the situation was further escalateed this co-mean dire consequences, and we could not accept that, and the free world could not accept that. william hague seemed to agree. a ground invasion is much more difficult for the international community to support. for more for the efforts to broker peace i'm joined by james traub and by joe cirincione president of the global security foundation and author of "bomb scare: the history and future of nuclear weapons." why now? why is this simmer conflict simmering conflict happening. >> there is an election coming up in israel. the cynical interpretation wou
as lead council on the non-discrimination act for the u.s. house of representatives. thank you for your time. >> thank you. [ boy 1 ] hey! that's the last crescent. oh, did you want it? yea we'll split it. [ female announcer ] made fresh, so light buttery and flakey. that's half that's not half! guys, i have more! thanks mom [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents. let the making begin the saying easy as pie? i get it now. just unroll it fill, top, bake, and present. that must have taken you forever! it was really tough. [ female announcer ] pillsbury pie crust. let the making begin >> eliot: a culmination of years of what might be called a new kind of warfare. the strike by seal team six was made possible by intelligence gathering in high tech and new age. it's a war in which there are no clear battle lines no uniforms, often no distinction between soldier and civilian, and where the ethics of old may not apply. joining me now national correspondent mark bowden, author of "the finish." thank you for joining us tonight. >> thank you eliot. >> eliot: you begin the
to former u.s. ambassador to morocco marc ginsberg. thank you for joining us. >> pleasure to be with you eliot. >> eliot: not a happy moment in the middle east. you have been a critic of u.s. policies thinking we've been too passive. is what we're seeing now an outgrowth of our being passive for too long a time and feuding forces explode in a moment when we don't want this to happen? >> the usual metaphor in the middle east if you don't stay on the bicycle and keep pedaling you fall off that's precisely what the problem has been with the active americans consistent and strategic diplomacy to try to break this logjam that exists that is in effect and powered hamas to take what essentially is now the primary role as p.j. crowley said away from the more secular palestinian authority which is high tailing it to the united nations to circumvent israel and not negotiate directly in order to get its own victory at the united nations at the expense of israel. >> eliot: let's play this out. didn't we have the leverage with
council on the non-discrimination act for the u.s. house of representatives. thank you for your time. >> thank you. >> eliot: new details on the mission that brought down osama bin laden. 15 succeeded in setting their houses on fire. at christmas, there was a lot of driving over the river and through the woods. and a little bit of skidding on the ice and taking out grandma's garage door. so while you're celebrating, allstate will be standing by. trouble never takes a holiday. neither should your insurance. that's allstate's stand. are you in good hands? ♪ ♪ before the sneeze, help protect with a spray. before the tissue, help defend with a wipe. before the cold & flu season help prevent with lysol. because when you have 10 times more protection with each hand wash... and kill 99.9% of germs around the house with each spray... those healthy habits start to add up. this season, a good offense is the best defense and lysol has your family covered because that's our mission for health. >> eliot: a culmination of years of what might be called a new kind of warfare. the
tax may be necessary to fully fund a range of social programs that would make the u.s. a more equitable society for all. for more, it is a pleasure to welcome back to the program edward toe porter, author of "the price of everything." welcome back. >> hey, thanks for having me. >> eliot: this was a fascinating and almost counterintuitive argument. we fought this political battle, we thought so we could raise the marginal rates on the rich because that would make an equitable society. you're saying it won't work. >> it won't because it won't raise enough money. once you see progressive tax rates, they are a tool basically and what i'm proposing is one of the important goals is they're to reduce inequality. to reduce inequality, the experience of a bunch of other countries, you really need money. the progressive tax system that we have even thor it is more progressive than that does not really raise that much. >> eliot: one of the points you make in the article is our tax system is more progressive but even with
's the percentage of u.s. adults who are not just overweight but obese. the figure comes from the most recent national health and nutrition examination sur survey in 2010. with you heard plenty of medical reasons for this but there is also a political correlation. look at states where the total obesity levels were above 30% last year. aside from michigan, every single one of them voted for mitt romney last week, by a safe margin. these are solid red states like indiana, west virginia, oklahoma louisiana, and far and away the heaviest of all mississippi. if the election were just held among the fattest least healthy places in america, mitt romney would be going into the white house, with a mandate. on the other hand, look at the states with obesity levels under 25%. out of 11 states all but three went for obama. does this mean voting republican is fattening? well probably not but we can say one thing for sure. the states that voted for obama generally seem to knowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww >> eliot: without question the most talked about moment from president obama's press conference was hi
? that's what was essential. let me say this. mr. romney we passed the dream act 216-208. 55 u.s. senators stood up in the senate to pass the dream act. what the president did was the will of the people transmitted through their legislative body. you're just angry because we were able to get over your filibustering in the senate. >> eliot: that's exactly right. the interesting thing is the republican party at least those who are thinking about the future are rejecting mitt romney's view. they're saying this is a world view of the past. they know for the politics of the future and what some of them believe, they've gotta change their views. the dynamic is going to be different going forward i think. >> i think it is going to be. this morning, i saw my friend, congressman paul ryan. we talked a little bit this morning. you know what the first thing he reminded me, he said luis, i was a cosponsor of your original comprehensive immigration bill along with other republicans. we had a wonderful conversation. i'm not commi
with the welfare of the economy over all. >> eliot: former u.s. labor secretary robert reich and my nominee for u.s. treasure secretary, "beyond outrage" robert reich as always, thanks. >> thanks, eliot. >> eliot: turning to weather the prediction calls for cats. viewfinder. [ male announcer ] it's that time of year again. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. buy now. save later. >> eliot: still to come, the man who crashed the stock market by going on tv, congressman raul grijalva. but first very special fox news alert biological o'reilly talks begangangnam style. >> grover norquist. [ thunder ] >> the two most terrifying words that a republican can hear other than buen
. you know this is one of the counties that the u.s. department of justice has sent monitors in, because we've had a history of intimidation, but i did not want to divide the community in my remarks today and what i said was is that everyone who votes tomorrow should rule. we should not have any in stance whether you're disabled or a senior, whether you are one that has not voted before, whether you have a language issue nothing should block your right to vote. i mean that whether you live on the west, east, south or the north, we must say to america that the right to vote is precious, and as my colleague said, we've got to organize around this. we are overwhelmed by blocks to voting. it stops people from voting. it treatens people from voting and we have to get away from that to keep the ideals of this constitution and what we were founded on is that we're all created equal. >> you are so right and yourar particularlation of this as a fundamental civil rights issue the core of our democracy. i think the good news is over the past months, what i don't see is a clear republican effort to
three days ago. the u.s. supreme court -- a whole bunch of states -- >> eliot: a separate conversation, i want to look at another area where the supreme court -- very quickly might have to pass judgment. that permit -- is there a sense the supreme court and the lower court have gone this way want to say to the government you're going too far on this? >> there are two issues there. one, can anyone actually sue because you don't know if you've been wiretapped and if you can't prove you've been wiretapped, you have standing -- you don't even know if you've been searched or seized. and then even if you are allowed to come to court you can't prove, national security allows for an exception to other rules that otherwise apply. the fourth amendment in so many words doesn't say you always to have a warrant. when you go to an airport you get searched through the metal-detector and there's no warrant. you can get stopped and frisked on the street. there's no warrant. even if certain people are allowed to bring a suit,
this dysfunctionallity of the u.s. senate. we want real filibuster reform. >> eliot: vermont's newly re-elected bernie sanders. always great to have you on the show. >> good to be with [ piano plays ] troy polamalu's going deeper. ♪ ♪ and so is head & shoulders deep clean. [ male announcer ] with 7 benefits it goes deep to remove grease, gunk and flakes. deep. like me. [ male announcer ] head & shoulders deep clean for men. ♪ ♪ but when joint pain and stiffness from psoriatic arthritis hit even the smallest things became difficult. i finally understood what serious joint pain is like. i talked to my rheumatologist and he prescribed enbrel. enbrel can help relieve pain, stiffness, and stop joint damage. because enbrel, etanercept suppresses your immune system, it may lower your ability to fight infections. serious, sometimes fatal events including infections tuberculosis lymphoma, other cancers, and nervous system and blood disorders have occurred. before starting enbrel your doctor should test you for tuberculosis and discuss whether you've bee
1,000 u.s. workers in hamtramck michigan. although it is a green product it doesn't get any more red white and blue than that. thanks everybody for joining us here in "the war room." have a great night. we'll see you tomorrow. >> eliot: good evening. i'm eliot spitzer. this is "viewpoint." three weeks ago campaign season came to a conclusion. or so we thought. with the impending austerity bomb better known as the fiscal cliff, quickly approaching both sides seem to think of a way to push for the deal they want is to take their case to the american public. today, the white house announced the president will travel to a manufacturing facility in pennsylvania on friday for campaign-style event designed to boost public support for a package that includes tax rate increases for the wealthy. not to be outdone speaker boehner announced that house republicans would be making similar appearances across the country, going to small businesses to speak about the "threat to jobs posed by congressional democrats" small busi
they've been patented as uniquely theirs. the u.s. government does not require independent safety analysis for these crops to be approved. as you know perfectly well in washington where now $600 million has been sent by bio tech to lobby regulatory, to narrow the aperture for regulatory approval, it has basically been an industry-driven proposition. there have only been a couple of independent studies. one came out this summer, a peer review in france that smuggled genetically produced corn seed out of canada, and it was scary. i'm not arguing because of this city we have a problem. the reality is we need research, and while we're waiting for that, citizens have a right to know what we're eating. >> eliot: on the one hasn't they want patent rights which is a notion that they have something that is distinct, valuable but on the other hand they don't want anybody in the consumer world to know what is in there. there is tension in there emotionally and legally. >> you have found the precise hypocrisy of our current policy. one end of washington say these are distinctive. the other sa
in particular it was a huge night. tammy baldwin the first gay person elected to the u.s. senate. then we had these same sex ballot measures, same sex ballot measures, which we've never had on the ballot before. for the first time we had a tipping point where we won not one of these states but all four of them where they were on the ballot. the president's endorsement of same-sex marriage helped a great deal in those. the president's endorsement of same-sex marriage last may helped him get re-elected. democrats always said this is the kiss of death. we don't want to be--we are with you, but we don't want to say we're with you because it's toxic because people will use it against us. this helped get the president re-elected this time. >> eliot: richard, i think you're so correct. sometimes doing what is right turns out to be good politics. taking the risk of being out in front of an issue not lurking or leading behind that famous phrase. quickly, unfortunately time is running out. but you agree with richard that the president has to continue to lead on the issue of same section marriage and ot
and raining sharp freely on the u.s. economy oh. >> obama: our challenge is to make sure that we're able to cooperate together, work together, find some common ground. my hope is that this is going to be the beginning of a fruitful process where we're able to come to an agreement that will reduce our deficit in a balanced way. >> eliot: once the meeting was over the congressional leaders all agreed that some sort of agreement was possible. democrats reid and pelosi were firm on the need to compromise and get things done quickly. >> we have the cornerstones of being able to work something out. we're both going to have to give up things that we know are a problem. >> we should have a goal in terms of how much deficit reduction. we should have a deadline before christmas. before should show milestones of success so that confidence can build as we reach our solution. >> eliot: for their part republicans boehner and mc mcconnell agreed that that some sort of agreement was possible. >> we should show our seriousness. we've put revenue on the payable.. >> eliot: earlier this week president obam
and the u.s. and the afghan government is willing to win over the local populous and get them to start casting out the terrorists in the villages and hamlets and this one lieutenant, alex newsom who was in afghanistan early this year doing special operations missions, says that when he went back to this area, the people there all remembered him. they were still anti-taliban. they were still willing to fight. he was very encouraged. as i said, he's in the minority there. but it wasn't as if all of these individuals, all of a sudden became taliban. mainly they don't want anyone bothering them. >> eliot: that's the question. no doubt. our presence there can have that affirmative effect. was it possible -- is it possible to argue that there would have been a pushback that might have been stronger without an external force where we become, in a way the enemy. we become the invading presence, the empire that people have rejected for thousands of years. >> i don't know. what the book illustrates is this counter insurgency, trying
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